• Caoimhe Dunn

    Street Arts & Spectacle Artist

    Community Artist

    Prop & model-maker

    Performer

  • About Me

    I'm a Wexford based artist with 20 years experience working in the arts. An IADT graduate of both Fine Art and Model Making, I have been involved for many years in Street Arts & Spectacle, Community and Youth Arts.

    I'm passionate about community involvement in Street Arts & Spectacle and many of my projects have been community led - teaching skills and devising work with community groups. My work relies on the participation of groups to bring ideas to life. Passing my skills on to others has always played a large part in my own practice. Working as an artist and having the opportunity to demonstrate my passion for my art and convey it to others, engaging and encouraging them, invigorates and inspires me.

    In my work I want to give people an opportunity to engage with what I feel is an innate desire to be creative, to have that outlet of the absurd, be given the permission to be wild & free and break out of everyday roles and behaviour.

    Over the years my work and creations with others have taken many different forms - from temporary sculptures, willow lanterns, large scale props, giant puppets and carnival costumes. Outside of my arts practice I have experience in model-making for film, TV, and stage - working as props maker and assistant for Wexford Festival Opera for a number of years and in a range of modelmaking and sculpting roles for TV, such as Into the Badlandsand recently film, working on Ridley Scott's The Last Duel.

    In 2021, with mentorship from Spraoi and dramaturgy by Simon Thompson (Clown Noir), I created promenade and street performance piece, ‘A Snail’s Tale,’ which is now entering its third year of performance. 'A Snail's Tale' debuted at Spraoi 2022, and since has been presented at a variety of festivals and processions, including the St. Patrick’s Day festival in Dublin 2023 and 2024, Pitch’d Cork, Towers & Tales Lismore, Festival of Ferns Wexford, Loughcrew Fairy Festival, and Funtropolis.

     

    I am a member of the Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) and am keen to promote interest and engagement in these artforms.

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    This Little Piggy - a theatre piece for young audiences exploring fear and the unknown, 2017.

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    Lanterns created with the local community at the Gap Arts Festival, featured in the short film Ceol na gCrann, 2020.

  • BLOG & NEWS

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    Puppetry workshop with St. Aidan's Centre drama group ‘Saoirse on Stage’, Creative Communities Project, 2019.

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    STREET THEATRE - A SNAIL'S TALE

     

    A Snail’s Tale is a gentle show that invites its audience to join them on their very slow journey in search of love.

    It is a walkabout, participatory street theatre show, creating a visual spectacle as it slowly processes through the streets. Taking inspiration from illustrations in medieval manuscripts, A Snail’s Tale tells an unforgettable, entertaining story of imaginary creatures once only found in monkish doodles...

     

    A Snail’s Tale was created and performed by Caoimhe Dunn and Dominic Palmer with the support of an Arts Council Project Award, an Artlinks Bursary and Dramaturg Simon Thompson, and could not have happened without the guidance, and mentorship they received from Spraoi.

     

    Available for bookings, get in touch to book or get more information.

  • Find Me

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    dunncaoimhe@gmail.com
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